Cold case: world’s northernmost settlement sees first bank robbery

Failed heist was on Norway’s archipelago of Svalbard – just 1,000km from the north pole

An armed man has robbed a bank in the world’s northernmost settlement on Norway’s remote Arctic archipelago of Svalbard – but he was caught shortly afterwards, authorities have said.

The heist was the first bank robbery in living memory in the territory, which is located in the Arctic Ocean, about halfway between continental Norway and the north pole.

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Source: theguardian